Boeing’s Geary picked to head SME
Boeing engineering William J. (Willy) Geary, of Renton, WA has been elected president of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers for 2006. He is chief engineer, aircraft interiors, 737 program, at Boeing in Seattle. Geary joins three other officers and three directors on SME’s Executive Committee.
"As a strategic thinker, Willy provides valuable insight and invokes the voice of the individual member and companies into our decision-making." said Nancy S. Berg, SME executive director and general manager.
Geary has served on the SME Board of Directors since 2001 and, most recently, as SME's president-elect. He has served on SME's Regional Chairs Committee, the Strategic Planning Task Force, and as chapter chair. In 2005, Geary chaired the Audit and Budget Committees. In 1990, he received the SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey